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Britain, Tunisia Remember Massacre Victims
Friday, July 3rd 2015
Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister David Cameron led a moment of silence Friday for the 30 British victims of last week's massacre of tourists on a beach in Tunisia. The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, stood quietly during a visit to the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Cameron was in Witney, north of London. Play was delayed at Wimbledon to pay tribute to the victims. Crowds stood still at football stadiums, students observed silence in their... (Full Story)
From Taliban to IS, Afghan Fighters Pledge New Allegiance
Friday, July 3rd 2015
The Islamic State group appears to be attracting new followers in yet another country, with Afghan fighters raising the black flag in parts of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province. In this report narrated by Roger Wilkison, VOA's Ashna TV reporter Sarwan Rahim Gul has more from Nangarhar's Bati Kot district. (Full Story)
From Taliban to IS, Afghan Fighters Pledge New Allegiance
Friday, July 3rd 2015
The Islamic State group appears to be attracting new followers in yet another country, with Afghan fighters raising the black flag in parts of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province. Local authorities and civilians in Nangarhar say the Islamic State group has developed a strong presence in six districts of the province, displacing the once-dominant Islamic Emirate of the Taliban. IS militants here declare their allegiance to the self-styled caliphate of Abubakar al-Baghdadi. They wave... (Full Story)
IS Egyptian Affiliate Claims It Fired 3 Rockets Into Israel
Friday, July 3rd 2015
Islamic State's affiliate in Egypt is claiming responsibility for three rockets fired Friday into southern Israel from Sinai. No damage or casualties are reported. The group sent a Twitter message saying it shot three Grad rockets into what it calls Jewish targets in "occupied Palestine." Israeli officials say they found rocket parts in an open area, but they gave no other details. Security officials have closed a major highway in southern Israel that runs along the... (Full Story)
Monitors: Palmyra Statues Ruined by IS May Have Been Fakes
Friday, July 3rd 2015
The ancient Muslim antiquities from Palmyra that Islamic State said it took from a smuggler and destroyed may have been fakes, Syrian observers said Friday. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the so-called smuggler might have been an Islamic State member. It said Islamic State might be planning to sell the original statues and that the ones being smashed in photographs released by the militants were phony. Even so, the chief of UNESCO, the U.N,'s cultural... (Full Story)
Middle East Activists Go Online to Try to Bridge Rifts
Friday, July 3rd 2015
Diplomats at the Iran nuclear talks are hoping to redraw alliances, making former enemies future competitors, but it's not just officials who are defying old lines drawn in the sands of Middle East politics. The Facebook page "Israel Loves Iran" is part of a larger Internet movement to bridge rifts in the Middle East. VOA's Heather Murdock reports. (Full Story)
Conflict in Yemen Blocks Humanitarian Aid
Friday, July 3rd 2015
The escalating war in Yemen is hampering delivery of urgently needed humanitarian aid to millions in Yemen, United Nations aid agencies report. The agencies say only a fraction of the country's 21 million-plus people in need are receiving aid. Airstrikes and mortars damaged two offices of the International Organization for Migration in Haradh and Basateen in the Aden governorate on Wednesday. No one was killed or wounded, but these attacks highlight the dangers encountered by aid... (Full Story)
UN Concerned Over Early Marriages in Zimbabwe
Friday, July 3rd 2015
The United Nations has voiced concern about the issue of child marriages in Zimbabwe. The concerns were raised after the country’s chief prosecutor said girls as young as 12 can be allowed to marry since they have no economic prospects or anything else to occupy them. The country has one of the highest rates of child marriage in Africa – along with Ethiopia, Burundi and Niger. The U.N. says President Robert Mugabe’s government must quickly deal with the issue of child marriage because not... (Full Story)
WMO: Premature to Tell If Intense Heat Linked to Climate Change
Friday, July 3rd 2015
The World Meteorological Organization said it is too soon to know whether intense heat waves sweeping Europe, parts of the United States and southern China are linked to climate change. The WMO said more investigation is needed to determine the cause of the phenomenon. Millions of people throughout Europe are wilting under temperatures of more than 40 degrees Celsius, in some cases. The World Meteorological Organization warned no immediate respite from the extreme heat is in sight as many... (Full Story)
China Seals Economic, Trade Deals With Europe
Friday, July 3rd 2015
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is wrapping up a visit to Europe, where he’s signed a series of economic accords and trade deals. Several European countries have signed up to China’s new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank - seen by some as a rival to the World Bank based in the US. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London. (Full Story)
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